Murder Suspect’s Mom Arrested, Works as Teacher in Maumelle


A family affair stretches from a Conway hotel to Maumelle High School with a murder investigation somewhere in between.

Conway police arrested Sherri Keesee on Monday.

She’s accused of helping her son, Zachary, dodge authorities after he was named the prime suspect in a deadly shooting at a Days Inn that left a Wisconsin man dead last week.

The Pulaski County Special School District confirmed Sherri is a teacher at Maumelle High School.

“It’s interesting,” Tyler Massanelli says.

Massanelli lives in Maumelle, and like others in the area, remains surprised by the news.

“It’s weird I guess in a town like this,” Massanelli says.

“You don’t really expect to see stuff like that.”

Online articles portray Sherri as a talented educator. She is shown posing with a Teacher of the Month award on a school website. She is also  shown leading an engineering experiment at a weekend theater in an article on

The PCSSD say awaiting more information from police but at this time, Sherri remains employed, was not at work on Tuesday and is expected to speak with HR if and when she does return.

“Hopefully she’ll give the information that’s needed to hopefully solve the case,” Massenelli says.

Sherri’s son, Zachary, is still on the run.

As of Tuesday afternoon the teacher remains out of the classroom and behind bars.

Sherri Keesee was booked into the Faulkner county jail on charges of Hindering of Apprehension. No bond has been set as of Tuesday evening.

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